Mining/Training

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This article is about training the Mining skill. For the skill itself, see Mining.

Mining (skill).svg Mining is used to obtain ores and gems. To start Mining no requirements are needed.

Pickaxes

Upgrading your pickaxe should be done whenever you have the possibility to. The upgrades are available in the shop.

Equipment

If available to the player then rings such as Aorpheats Signet Ring (item).svg Aorpheats Signet Ring, 23x23px Ancient Ring of Skilling, or Ancient Ring of Mastery (item).svg Ancient Ring of Mastery should be equipped depending on whether the player prioritizes item, skill experience, or mastery experience gain.

In addition 23x23px Clue Chasers Insiginia may be equipped to increase the drop rate of Mastery Tokens, and also very slightly increase the rate of gem drops if not using Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves.

Gloves

Mining offers two alternative Gloves. Which can be found in the shop.

Training

Mining → Runecrafting & Smithing

This method opens up the option to train Smithing (skill).svg Smithing and Runecrafting (skill).svg Runecrafting after Mining (skill).svg Mining training has been completed. The key here is to get Coins.svg 500,000 to purchase Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves to provide a steady source of gems and therefore passive income while Mining. Some sort of Money Making method is advised to fund the initial purchase of gloves. If in need of money, the gems gained from using Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves can be sold to fund the repurchase of gloves, however note that it is recommended to at least keep any Diamond (item).svg Diamonds as they are useful in the late game for Diamond Luck Potion IV (item).svg Diamond Luck potions.

When first starting with Mining, it is recommended to use any Mastery Pool experience to increase the Mastery level of rock(s) that are currently being mined (or rocks that will soon be mined) to around level 30-40. This is because each Mastery level increases the Rock HP, greatly reducing the amount of time spent waiting for rocks to respawn while Mining (as respawning will occur less frequently). In the later levels, it is more beneficial to save pool experience for the Mastery pool checkpoint bonuses.

Level 1-15: Copper/Tin Ore

Mine either Tin Ore (item).svg Tin Ore or Copper Ore (item).svg Copper Ore. Ideally, an equal amount of tin and copper will be mined in order to create Bronze Bar (item).svg Bronze Bars for training Smithing (skill).svg Smithing later.

Level 15-30: Iron Ore

Mine Iron Ore (item).svg Iron Ore until you unlock Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore.

Level 30-50: Coal Ore

Mine Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore until you unlock Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore. Any Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore mined will be needed for Smithing (skill).svg Smithing training later.

Level 50-99: Mithril Ore

From here on it is recommended to mine Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore with Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves equipped all the way until Mining Level 99. This is because:

  • Mithril is key for Smithing (skill).svg Smithing training, consuming significantly less Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore per bar than higher tier bars
  • The rock respawn time of Runite Ore (item).svg Runite Ore and Dragonite Ore (item).svg Dragonite Ore (60 seconds and 120 seconds respectively) is significantly higher than that for Mithril Ore (item).svg Mithril Ore (20 seconds), which harms the rate of experience gained
  • The required Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore necessary to smelt the large amount of Mithril Bar (item).svg Mithril Bars needed later will be obtained once Mining Level 99 has been reached, taking advantage of the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape perk

Once 99 Mining is achieved, the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape becomes available for purchase from the Shop. When equipped, this provides 1 extra Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore for each ore mined.

Level 99: Rune Essence

With the Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape equipped you have to mine about 330,000 Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence for Runecrafting Level 99. Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves do not work with Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence, therefore if affordable the Mining Gloves (item).svg Mining Gloves are a good alternative to speed up the process.

Level 99: Coal ore

After mining Rune Essence (item).svg Rune Essence, about 235,000 Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore will still be needed. Equipping Gem Gloves (item).svg Gem Gloves while mining this is recommended.


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